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Entries in Aug, 2007

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jQuery for JavaScript programmers

When jQuery came out back in January 2006, my first impression was that it was a cute hack. Basing everything around CSS selectors was a neat idea (see getElementsBySelector) but the chaining stuff looked like a bit of a gimmick and the library as a whole didn’t look like it would cover all of the bases. I wrote jQuery off as a passing fad.

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Website for the masses!

You could try building it on top of a wiki engine, like MediaWiki—see my comment on this older question.

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